Huey & Philp Exterior

1025 Elm Street

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Most people walking past 1025 Elm Street would never guess the building turned 100 years old in 2013. Behind a modern facade remains an interesting building that transformed with the growing city around it. The former businesses and occupants played an integral role in helping shape the modern city of Dallas. Early Beginnings A pivotal moment in […]

Building exterior

Monroe Shops and the Interurban

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Along Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Blue Line stands a dignified industrial building, one remnant of a rail network that connected communities across North Texas and helped Dallas become a regional leader for business. Nearly 100 years after its construction, the Monroe Shops serve a new purpose still related to the very infrastructure it once supported. […]

East corner of 1900 Young collapses during demolition

Columbia Pictures Building

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As mentioned in a previous post, the removal of the Columbia Pictures Building / 1900 Young Street is one component of the project to redevelop and restore neighboring 508 Park Avenue. On Sunday, April 22 the building at the corner of Young and Park Avenue was demolished. 1900 Young wasn’t particularly ornate or historic, but […]

Statler exterior

Statler Hilton, Part II

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In April 2011 we visited the Statler Hilton when work was commencing to clean and restore the massive building (read about that visit here). One year later, we were invited back to view the progress and learn about discoveries that have been made. Over the past twelve months crews for the Ricchi Group — the […]

Outside of Ritz Theater (historic photo)

Ritz Theatre (Corpus Christi, Texas)

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We venture to South Texas today to learn about a preservation project taking place in Corpus Christi. In a downtown area challenged with empty storefronts and crumbling infrastructure, a group of citizens have been busy working to bring the venerable Ritz Theatre —  placed by Preservation Texas on the 2012 list of Texas‘ Most Endangered Places — back to life. […]